Launching Ideas ... Recovering History
On June 25, 2013, the St. Mary's County Board of County Commissioners approved an added financial package to proceed with bids to continue construction on the new Patuxent River Naval Air Museum building. The next milestone will be final ratification of a bone-fide contract once final bids are validated by the County and the State of Maryland.
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems (AUVSI) sponsors an annual Student Unmanned Air Systems (SUAS) Competition. SOUS aims at stimulating and fostering interest in unmanned air systems, technologies and careers. It requires the design, integration, and demonstration of a system capable of conducting air operations which includes autonomous flight, navigation of a specified course, and use of onboard payload sensors. The…Continue
a private, member-supported museum,
IS OPEN AND AVAILABLE ADJACENT TO THE SITE WHERE CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW MUSEUM BUILDING WILL RESUME SHORTLY.
The museum celebrates the past, present and future of the Research, Development Test and Evaluation of Naval Aircraft.
The Museum Association is a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization, so your membership and any donations are fully tax deductible.
The Boeing F/A-18 Hornet was highlighted at the Oct 26 "Meet the Airplane" event, The panel, shown above, featured test pilots who have flown and tested all variants of the F/A-18. Famed aviation artist Hank Caruso moderated the lively panel discussion. As always, we had fun activities for kids and adults alike, along with raffles, our MACH COMBAT flight simulators, and our recently-updated Flightline Gift Shop (below).
OUR NEW BUILDING ONCE AGAIN UNDER CONSTRUCTION! On August 27, 2013, the St. Mary's Board of County Commissioners unanimously voted to select Biscayne Construction Company to complete the work started on the new building for the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum and Tourism Center. The contract is now finalized and work will resume on the new building in December 2013.